Top Ten Worst Video Game Industry Fails


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1The crash of 1983
2Atari rejects Nintendo's deal

Nintendo was to sign a deal with Atari to make their Famicom get sold in the US. However, Atari discovered Donkey Kong running on a Coleco console. As a result, Atari rejected Nintendo's deal. Nintendo then went at it on their own and released the Famicom in the US as the NES. This revived the industry, and Atari missed out on it. - Scorpio

3Nintendo abandons a CD add-on for the SNES… TWICE!

Nintendo tried making an add on for their SNES with Sony, but bailed for Phillips. As a result, Sony made the finished project the PlayStation. Nintendo also snuffed Phillips, resulting in their CD-I system. - Scorpio

5Sonic The Hedgehog 2006Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.V2 Comments
6X-Box One pre-release
7Sega 32X
8Phantom console
9Duke Nukem Forever…
10Elf Bowling 1 & 2 (Nintendo DS version)

The Contenders

11Pac Man (Atari 2600 version)

More copies of the game were made than consoles sold at the time, thinking the name would sell it. However, what it was, was an unfinished prototype with horrible sound effects and flickering ghosts.

12Sonic Boom: Rise of LyricV2 Comments
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